LG Optimus 3D (Thrill 4G) Review
battery life, the huge 4.3-inch screen is a key factor squeezing all 1500mAh of juice by the end of the day with moderate use. Actually, when in stand-by mode the battery drain is not that noticeable, but just after lighting up, the screen greedily devours juice. The performance of the phone's battery is among the phone's biggest downsides, so you should either prepare a spare battery or keep a charger nearby if you want to make sure that your phone will last you through the day.
Even though the Optimus 3D doesn't have a second mic for noise cancellation, call quality on the handset is very good. Our callers reported no issues and heard us loud and clear in our natural tones, while on our side, the earpiece was so loud we had to set the volume at just above the middle.
The LG Optimus 3D is different if only for its 3D function. Luckily, it's also a great all-around player and doesn't focus solely on 3D, which is entertaining for a while, but might come with a bonus in the form of a slight headache for some. When you use the handset in standard 2D mode, though, it's an extremely powerful device with one of the snappiest chips out there. It makes a huge difference when navigating in menus and fiddling with the browser.
But this overweight powerhouse eats battery like there's no tomorrow, and if you don't plug it in for a while, its battery doesn't last to see tomorrow. 2D images were also a disappointment, just as the fact that it ships with Froyo instead of Gingerbread, but LG will hopefully fix the latter with an update soon. We wouldn't let those spoil the enthusiasm of early 3D adopters – for them the LG Optimus 3D will definitely deliver, but the rest might prefer a thinner handset with a more durable battery.
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